Letter to the Edito

Good for us all

Arroyo GrandeJuly 9, 2014 

No wonder our Supreme Court, ISIL and the Taliban want to ban contraceptives. Men fear losing their stranglehold control of women’s sexuality.

Sara Robinson published an article in Alter-Net in 2012 in which she wrote, “Conservative bishops and Congressmen are fighting a rear-guard action against one of the most revolutionary changes in human history (the mass availability of nearly 100 percent effective contraception). ... Far from being a mere 500-year event, we may have to go back to the invention of the wheel or the discovery of fire to find something that’s so completely disruptive to the way humans have lived for the entire duration of our remembered history.”

If women can determine how many babies their bodies can bear, it means that men are no longer in complete control. However, as we have seen this century, men are discovering equality for women brings freedoms for men, too, and what’s good for the gander is also good for the goose.

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